young african boy carrying water

Why we care about water

According to a recent UN World Water Development Report, a child dies every eight seconds from drinking unsafe water.* 5,000 children die every day and every 21 seconds a child perishes from waterborne diseasess such as typhoid, cholera, and dysentery.**

Ensuring access to clean, safe water worldwide is critical. Not only is it essential for successful agriculture, food, and energy production, it is a children’s issue because water is vital for healthy development and survival. We believe all children need clean, safe water today – so they have a chance at tomorrow.

Source: *Second UN World Water Development Report **World Health Organization